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technology require a new level in the u.s.- israel cooperation. the rockets with better guidance system and greater range are spreading across the region. hamas has a substantial number of rockets in gaza. they all pose a serious danger. these and other threats to israel's civilian population are real and growing. they must be addressed. we are standing shoulder to shoulder with our israeli partners to do so. coming into my current job after eight years with senator clinton, i can attest to hurt deep sense of pride in being a strong voice for israel. i travel to israel with senator clinton in 2005. i join her on her first visit to israel as secretary of state in march of 2009. when it comes to the u.s.-israel relationship, the policy guidance secretary clinton has given me is no different from the guidance she gave me when i worked for her in the senate. in a recent speech, she asked me, coming from this experience of working with her, to make the management of our security relationship with israel preserving israel's military edge among my top priorities. the unique relationship betwee
the u.s. and israel agree it's time for tas for -- face to face peace talks between israel hes and palestinians but several sticking points remain, including border security and israeli settlements. senior white house correspondent major garrett is reporting live on the north lawn. major, is it oversimplifying things to say this new phase of the obama-netanyahu relationship will be sealed with a photograph? >> reporter: it really isn't, jon. the last time prime minister netanyahu was at the white house there were no photographs, no press coverage of the meetings and that created the atmosphere that tph*epb yahoo and president obama did not agree on fundamental issues crucial to the u.s.-israeli relationship. both sides tried to paper over the differences but without any sort of publicly visual express of support, there was a moment for both countries to say wait a minute this relationship may be getting off track and what we had moments arc the israeli prime minister arriving precisely on time, driving from the blair house where he's saying to see president obama. we'll see the
of mexico. >>> all right. this fourth of july holiday weekend, a surprise for u.s. troops in iraq. a visit from vice president joe biden and his wife jill. the couple's visit comes as american troops are scheduled to draw down in iraq late next month. here's more from baghdad. >> reporter: it was especially surprising that vice president biden was accompanied by his wife, jill biden. the two will be spending the fourth of july with the troops attending a number of events. vice president biden will be meeting with senior iraqi government officials as well as the political leadership here. iraq has been in a state of political chaos, deadlocked since the march inconclusive elections, unable to form a new government. this is causing some concern as the political vacuum created could be manipulate bid insurgents trying to regain their foothold. mrs. biden will be meeting with the troops as well as civilian embassy officials and she's going to be conducting a roundtable with iraqi women who teach english. there is also a delegation of u.s. senators made up of mccain, lieberman and graham. they
, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports and why? what d
this summer. >> lehrer: margaret warner talks to global post reporter jean mckinsey about u.s. efforts to build up local security forces in afghanistan. >> ifill: and geoffrey brown talks to artist chuck close and his biographer christopher finch about art and overcoming adversity. >> i have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces. especially if i happen to... if i've just met somebody, it's hopeless. >> brown: you are known for portrays of faces. >> i was driven to make them. i'm absolutely positive. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> lehrer: the stock market rallied for the first time in more than a week. the dow jones industrial average was up more than 170 points before dou
frontier province. mr. chairman, i'm concerned that using the war powers act to call for the removal of u.s. combat forces which do not exist will only serve to inflame pakistan's sensibilities and do nothing to strengthen the partnership that we need to achieve our goals in this critical region. i urge my colleagues to oppose the resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio. >> with all due respect to my good friend from california, special operations troops are inside of pakistan right now. three troops have died, maybe they didn't intend to be hostile, but somebody intended hostilities towards them. mr. kucinich: there's no question about the hostile climate. what i'm trying to do here with the help of mr. paul is to stop expanding the u.s. forces' footprint in pakistan so that we stop an expanding war. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you very much, and i thank the gentleman from
,249. a batch of new numbers raised more questions today about where the u.s. economy is headed. the latest data on jobs, housing and manufacturing underscored concerns that the recovery may be losing steam at the year's midpoint. in manufacturing, the federal reserve reported factory output fell last month after three months of growth. at the same time, new claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest in nearly two years. but it was mostly due to seasonal factors. meanwhile, the private firm realtytrac reported 528,000 home foreclosures in the first six months of 2010. the company warned that lenders could repossess more than one million homes by year's end, a new record. at that rate, it could take until 2013 to work through the backlog of repossessed properties. president obama focused on the broad economic picture, as he spoke at the ground breaking of a new factory in holland, michigan. >> the progress we've made so far is not nearly enough to do - - undo the enormous damage that this recession caused. as i've said since the first day i took office, it's going to take time to reverse the
. in afghanistan, the new u.s. commander, general david petraeus is on the ground and getting right to work. in iraq, a fourth of july weekend surprise for u.s. troops. vice president joe biden and his wife are in baghdad in an unannounced visit. we'll have a live report in just about a minute from now. >>> but first t latest on the gulf oil disaster. bad news for south florida. a few government report warns that there is a good chance that bp's spilled oil will reach south florida within 20 miles of the beaches there in the florida keys, miami and ft. lauderdale in the next few months. and one more loss to report in the gulf. tourism dollars. cnn's reynolds wolf is in gulf shores, alabama. there are a have you stragglers on the beach. but hardly anyone would want to get into the water. how is this hurting this coastal community? >> reporter: a lot of people, one of the first things they want to do is head out in that water which is usually a beautiful aquamarine. but unfortunately, they can't do that. let's be honest about this, the situation could be like this, virtually empty. but instea
documents detailing five years of u.s. war efforts in afghanistan. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, authors steve coll and phil smucker assess what the secret material says about the conduct of the war. >> woodruff: phil shenon of the "daily beast" updates us on what is wikileaks and who is behind it. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro reports on the first sentence handed down by a war crimes tribunal to a member of cambodia's "killing fields" regime. >> woodruff: john merrow wraps up his series about the top to bottom efforts by a school superintendent to reform the new orleans public education system after hurricane katrina. >> making promises, talking publicly about all the big changes he's going to make in the schools. well, it's been three years, time for paul vallas's report card. >> brown: and we look at the impact of the americans with disabilities act on this, the 20th anniversary of the law. >> he didn't come because politicians thought it was a good idea. it came because people with disabilities fought and said we're going to be equal. we're going to
deepwater oil exploration. >> as the u.s. fights to pacify the b.p. gusher in the gulf, the p51-- owned by brazils national p51-- owned by brazil's national oil company, petrobras-- is pumping 24/7 from similar depths below the sea. its the newest platform in >> brown: paul solman talks to greek prime minister george papandreou about the violence in the streets and the turmoil on the financial markets, as greece falls further into debt. >> woodruff: and, we close with a profile of the next poet laureate of the u.s., w.s. merwin. >> as soon as i could move a stub of pencil and put words on paper, i wanted to be a moat. i mean, i was fascinated by the poems my mother had read to me and by the hymns that we sang in church. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corp
with this fox news alert. the u.s. commission on civil rights has now wrapped up its hearing into a high profile voter intimidation case. wrapped up for the day any way. a hearing featuring former department of justice attorney j. christian adams, the man you saw right here in a fox news "america live" exclusive. the commission is a federal agency. it is an independent body, bi-partisan charged with helping enforcement of our civil rights laws, and they are investigating why the doj dropped this case. j. christian adams today described under oath how the obama anministration backed off of a voter intimidation case involving the group called the new black panther. the reason he says, race and politics. he even accused his bosses at the doj of not even bothering to read the legal briefs behind the case. >> mr. rows even baltimore told -- rose nba um told mr. coats and i'm sure he would testify under oath if able to comply with the subpoena that he hadn't even read these memos. >> he rose nba um. >> that's correct before he began to argue against this case. and coats was so outraged he said that is
is convicted. both suspects are due in court next week. >>> >>> the u.s. economy had the weakest growth in almost a year. the commerce department said the gross domestic product grew 2.4% in april, may and june. that is down from 3.7% revised number. weaker consumer spending and less growth from companies rebuilding inventories are seen as the main factor for the drop in growth. >>> the transit labor dispute is heading to court today. the judge may decide whether or not to overturn a contract that was imposed on transit employees. the contract changed work rules and shifted hours. that angered a lot of bus drivers who have been accused of staging a sickout. they say they need concessions from the union to reduce the budget deficit. they say if the judge reinstates the old contracts, all weekend transit service could be eliminated. >>> all right. time is 7:08. >>> yesterday we had call train delays. do we have them today. >> we do furtherly. we have a train that's been cancelled. i'm looking at the e-mail sent from cal train. let me pull this up here. it is train 309. it has been cancell
. >>> the biggest spy swap since the cold war is now a done deal. u.s. and russian flights landed briefly in vienna this morning and then took off. whit johnson has the latest information. >> reporter: two planes sat nose to tale on the tarmac in austria as the u.s. and russia completed a highly orchestrated trade of secret agents. after less than two hours on the ground, both took off. a plane carrying four russians reportedly landed in london at a military base. the other touched down in moscow. ten spies, working for the russian government, pleaded guilty on thursday in a federal court new york to working as unregistered agents. in exchange russia freed four people convicted of passing information to the west including scientists. in an interview for face the nation, attorney general eric holder says the deal is good for the u.s. >> we essentially orchestrated a swap so we had access to or got back four people who had been charged in russia with conducting intelligence activities on behalf of western countries. >> reporter: obama administration officials say the swap had the approval of the high
to drive it home. i wish you well as u.s. junior jobs. >> my apologies again -- i wish you well as you assume your jobs. >> my apologies again. we please all stand? will you swear that the testimony you're about to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? do agree to testify before the united states senate? i thank all three of you. let me start with you dr. yellen. you have any family members here that you would like to recognize? >> [inaudible] >> and you? >> [unintelligible] >> dr. raskin? >> [unintelligible] >> very smart bringing in those kinetic events -- connected -- ans.ecte-- connecticut's i hope you have not mention anyone. [laughter] -- i hope you have not forgotten to mention anyone. [laughter] we will begin with you dr. yellen. normally, i ask that the people try to restrain their remarks to five minutes a piece. but having read your statements, i would urge you to speak five minutes apiece. there were very short perio. for the purposes of the record, let me say that any statements that members of this committee will have will be added to the record. any
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs
of reverse racism at the u.s. department of agriculture, as with newshour political editor david chalian, the administration apologizes to a fired employee. >> lehrer: plus, a tom bearden oil spill report on the dispute over how to block the flow of oil into threatened tidal estuaries in louisiana. >> woodruff: and, on this 60th anniversary of north korea's attack on the south, jeffrey brown revisits that first hot conflict of the cold war, and explores its continuing legacy with warren wiedhahn, a u.s. marine veteran of the war, plus historians michael beschloss and alex roland. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the campaign to toughen financi
government debt or trying to spark new lending to business. for a closer look, greg ip, u.s. economics editor of "the economist" magazine. greg, welcome. corporate earnings, they were higher than expected. what happened? why? >> well, the story of the last few months is that corporations have actually been reporting earnings that are better than analysts have expected but often the market has not taken that well. because when you dig down you find that a lot of that improvement is because of cost-cutting. we know that employment has been weak. and one reason why is that companies, when they meet their sales targets are doing it by making their workers more productive rather than hiring more. the other thing especially true today with companies like caterpillar and ups is the strong sales are not in the u.s. you but if places like china and india. the bottom line is the market is doing well but that is not necessarily a great sign for the economy. over the last month, even though we had a good day today t only kind of like takes us back to where we were, you know, a few weeks ago. it's basical
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laying in repose, the u.s. senator byrd's casket was moved to west virginia's capitol in charleston for the service. public viewing ends at 9:00 this morning and the memorial is at 11:30. byrd served longer and cast more votes than any other senator in u.s. history. those are your headlines. >> all right. let's talk about the big story this weekend which is, of course, the immigration situation and the president's speech on thursday. it was a big speech. all eyes on the president. a lot of rhetoric. it was almost poetic but we also sit here this morning and we ask what did we accomplish? why did he give this speech at this time, guys? still no policy. a lot of politics involved but still no policy, still no bill floated from the president. there's nothing going through the house or the senate. yet, he's pointing the finger at the republicans. >> governor jan brewer was on greta last night and she said she wanted specifics and wanted to see some sort of legislation. take a listen. >> let's be practical. if your house is burning down, you put out the fire and call the architect to se
at the stories making headlines today. first, the u.s. justice department confirming the well publicized swap of u.s. and russian espionage agents have been completed. it happened yesterday afternoon in i havienna, austria. the russians get six spies for them top four nationals working for western intelligent agencies. >>> also, a brutal story out of brazil. a soccer player, a soccer star, named by police in the disappearance and murder of a woman said to be his former girlfriend. he is refusing to answer questions right now, according to police. his name is bruno and he is one of seven people arrested in the case. some of the details, accuse of killing this woman and feeding her dismembered p eed body to d. more detail on this story ahead. >>> also, we are following thursday's heavy rains and flash flooding in oklahoma city. take a look at the pictures here. new threat today. more storms are possible in that region. state of emergency has been declared in 63 oklahoma counties after several days of heavy rain. kate? >>> it's really hard to believe but we are almost three months into the gulf
the war in afghanistan became the longest war in u.s. history, surpassing the conflict in vietnam. >>> a major discovery at ground zero today in new york. a relic which appears to be a ship dating from the 18th century was found by workers at the world trade center site in lower manhattan. the 32-foot long hull, timber samples will be sent to a laboratory to help get a sense of exactly when the boat was built. archaeologists are racing to record and analyze the ship before the delicate wood now exposed to air begins to deteriorate. >>> it's been dormant for 75 years, and a dangerous infection hits a popular florida tourist destination. experts say warning, this could spread north. we'll tell you what it is ahead. >>> another brand new explosive audiotape reportedly of actor mel gibson lashing out at his ex-girlfriend and there are new accusations that gibson injured their baby. if this case is is domestic violence, how do you address it? we'll be right back. tlemen, the 57th president of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ bell rings ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's fastes
a record gusher of red ink. plus, u.s. troops fighting an invisible enemy in afghanistan. [gunfire] >> shepard: what leaked military documents reveal about iran's dealings with al qaeda. and could your next trip to the ballpark make you sick? what one investigation found at stadium snack bars across the nation. but, first from fox this tuesday night, brand new developments in arizona's controversial immigration soon to be law. we believe. we're waiting for a federal judge to announce whether she will allow it to take effect as planned day after tomorrow. it's the law that requires police to check people's immigration status if they're stopped for some other cause and suspected of being in the country illegally. the passage of that law sparked a national debate over immigration policy. and really no matter what happens tonight or whenever, there are expected to be appeals. but we're told the judge could issue her ruling soon. in fact, in the last few minutes, two well-placed sources have told fox news we should expect a decision tomorrow morning in phoenix. but there is only one per
's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence >>> three u.s. troops died in afghanistan, making that the deadliest month for u.s. forces in the war. nato says the three latest casualties died in two separate blasts. in southern afghanistan. commanders had previously warned the number of deaths could increase as the military ramps up its war on the taliban. >>> the fbi is helping track down those responsible for leaking more than 90,000 pages of classified documents on the war. they showed up open the wicki leaks website and alison burns is live now in our washington, d.c. newsroom with more on this story. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. we do have some new information this morning. the 22-year-old soldier suspected of leaking more than 90,000 documents from afghanistan has been moved from ku wait to the military base at virginia about 25 miles from us here on capitol hill. the fbi also has a base there and is on the case now. defense secretary bob gates and joint chiefs chairman called the leak of these secret documents deeply da
-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you are calling from outside of the u.s., 202-628-0184. today would be the data use the internet if you have called within the last 30 days. that address, journal@c- span.org. you can also send us a message through twitter.com/c-spanwj. we will keep up-to-date with those throughout the program. this is the story we are referring to on the front page of "the new york times," business section. "government that business spending is a contentious issue right now in washington. the funds in the stimulus package for extending high-speed internet access is just beginning to be spent and the beneficiaries could not be happier. the types of internet activities that most americans take for granted are out of the reach of millions of homes across the united states. these people either have outmoded, dial-up internet service or have no affordable internet service. sometimes the nearest high speed internet connection is that all local library, 10 miles away. the program is a guest -- intended to extend the broadband service to what is known as the middle mile, which can conne
.m., an author will discuss the u.s. foreign policy. that is next here on c-span. . . the spots that the groups are releasing today and talk with you about your thoughts on public campaign financing. that is really what they are arguing. the loss has 157 co-sponsors they are proposing. -- the law has 157 co-sponsors they are proposing. there is a tally of how the cost of a lectionary in the united states has changed of the past decade. what i have highlighted on this page are presidential election cycles. let's look at the ones not highlighted. back in 1998, total spent was $1.6 billion. in 2006 $2.8 billion. if you use a widget, there is a tally of the cost of the 2010 election so far and it keeps changing. you can see that on the bottom left of the screen. it is in the neighborhood of $2.4 billion so far, the cost of a campaign 2010. let's show you this advertisement that they are releasing today in washington, d.c., to argue for public financing of campaigns. >> pp destroys the gulf, we pay the price. -- bp destroys the gulf, we pay the price. congress is putting special interest first. why?
the most controversial provisions in lot. u.s. district judge susan bolton issued a law that stops some of it from going into effect. that police stop or detain or arrest if there's a reasonable suspicion they're in the country illegally, a provision requiring immigrants to carry their papers at all times. and another that would make it a crime for undocumented workers to seek work in public places. in a statement, the justice department had said the court ruled correctly that a patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt immigration enforcement and would ultimately be counterproductive. but arizona's governor jan brewer had a different perspective. >> i think it's important to remind everybody that today, absolutely, the federal government got relief from the courts to do their job. and that means now they've got this temporary injunction, they need step up, the feds do, and do the job that they have the responsibility to do for the people of america. and for the people of arizona. >> the specifics of the state's appeal of the ruling have not been announced but legal
of the law was appropriate. >> schieffer: abigail thernstrom, president bush appointed you to the u.s. civil rights commission. you said that all of this thing about the black panthers was small potatos. why did you say that? >> in the first place, you have two unappealing black guy unappealing because, you know, the new black panther party is unappealing. it's a racist party and so forth. they showed up at one largely black precinct in philadelphia. they stand around and wound up slap... one was slapping a billy club against his wrist. one, there is... we have no direct evidence that they actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting. two, we certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the justice department said we're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards. we protect blacks. we don't protect whites. my view, if anyone bothered to read my rather lengthy dissent on this issue, was that there are more important voting rights issues to talk about. >> schieffer: in fact, sources... i mean officials in both the white house and the justice departm
. that was followed by a trip to the embassy. he actually stood side-by-side with the u.s. ambassador shaking hands and greeting 1700 dignitaries whether they be afghan, americans or internationals. he said that unity is key when it comes to winning the war in afghanistan. >> i'm reminded that this is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose. civilian and military afghan and international, we are part of one team, with one mission. in this important endeavor, cooperation is not optional. this is a tough mission, there is nothing easy about it. >> reporter: general petraeus was said to have detailed discussions with keoy officials including commanders on the ground here. he met with the president of afghanistan and that will be key in showing unity between the afghan government, the forces and the international community. that is something that general stanley mccrystal spent a year working on. and now it is general petraeus' turn to do the same. >> thank you so much for that update coming from kabul. >>> all right argentina suffered a painful loss at the world cup. and
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